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   Capital, The (Newspaper) - September 23, 1995, Annapolis, Maryland                               Annapolis Southern-B Broadneck Anindel Calvert 27 SevemaParfc 28 Southern 6 WHdeLake 13 Simpson declares jury doesn't hear A2 Home is Utopia for collectors PAGE All r I. C L SEPTEMBER MO 354 estinghouse workers shocked By BRIAN STEINBERG Business Writer For 14 Joseph Steyer Jr. hasn't missed a day's work at Westing- house's Electronic Systems Group in Linthicum. That record earned him money from the company for a lobster dinner. the electrical who lives in Glen was caught off eason guard by word that another posi- tions would be eliminated at the plant between mid- October and early 1996. Mr. Steyer and other employees don't yet know which workers will be axed by Anne Arundel County s largest private employer. 'At this the restructuring plan is still being said company spokesman Jack although he said the cuts would be across the board. hourly and salaried workers will all be impacted in some Announcement of the impending lay- offs ai which employs including imu in Anne Arundel icks off for Navy at home By JOE GROSS Sports Editor As Naval Academy Athletic Director Jack Lengyel readies for tonight's home football he is also looking squarely toward the future He envisions improvements to Navy- Marine Corps Memorial Stadium that are linked the growth of Annapolis. They run the mundane parking U- the hrreaching-- light-rail link to the stadium via the Nival Academy Bridge. Local fans attending today's 7 p.m. game with Wake Forest should notice improved services. Relatives in town for the academy's First Class Parents Weekend may simply see a smooth- fan-friendly stadium. Satellite refreshment stands have been added so fans won't have to wait as long for drinks Radio broadcasts will be piped to concession areas so fans don't miss out on game action. picnic tables with umbrellas have been set up near the barbecue pit. And recycling containers are in place to accept the new plastic bottles in which soft drinks are being served. There are new signs around the and all employees win be in distinctive uniforms A Dixieland band will stroll in the NavyFest where about 20 tents will handle more formal tailgating. Looking beyond today's Lengyel is about to hire a landscape architect to design a sta- dium perimeter More space for tents and more parking on the Cedar Park Road side of the property will be incorporated into the as well as additional lighting for safety was a blow to the county and the state. The company employs about elsewhere in Maryland. we're surprised and quite said Michael Lof- CEO of the Anne Arundel County Economic Development a priva- tized county agency. The layoffs will create a to the local said Rosemary marketing director MontM and Brooke all of march with a light stick to the music of a bagpipe band at City Dock prior to the Grand Illumination parade. Allison and Kerry Murphy look on. The ceremony marked the 300th year of the city as the state's The Capital and the 160th birthday of the Naval Academy. Rain forced a pap rally for Navy's for the agency. Chuck a spokesman for the state Department of Business and Eco- nomic an- nouncement illustrates the sense of urgency that the governor and ment Jim Brady have been talking about concerning federal cut- backs. This is a reminder to promote private sector The latest round of as division president Francis J. Harvey termed the layoffs in a memorandum yesterday to ESG must take place so the company can remain he wrote. A comprehensive review of the 1996-98 company business plan forecast unsatisfactory performance hfr. Harvey wrote. changes are still re- Page By George N. Lundskow The Capital A bridge eventually will run over Taylor Avenue from the courthouse to the stadium grounds. Mr. Lengyel also predicts that light rail might eventually come to Annapo- lis. The Naval Academy Bridge is equipped to handle light and the most convenient place for it to dis- charge passengers would be the sta- dium parking he I feel that eventu- ally we may be able to cut back the stadium Gold Parking lot and put in a double-deck car garage with a light rail Mr. Lengyel said. you would have the buses that go to the Eastern the buses that go to Washington and the light rail coming and you have the city buses with which you're trying to capture the pure Mr Lengyel foresees brick-enclosed electronic signs to in- form motorists of the availability of parking spaces in city garages. The signs a temporary one has been in use outside the stadium would operate vear-round and would encour- app MM lots and shuttles would be controlling and man- aging the parking problems that are already said Mr. who served over the past six years on several citywide and Ward One and Ward Two committees that have been studying the parking situation. as will be a pressing concern The Brigade of Mid- shipmen will hold its traditional march to the stadium from the Naval Acad- stopping traffic along the way. The mids will step off from the acad- emy at p.m. and arrive at the stadium at p.m. The march-on will begin at with kickoff sched- uled for 20 minutes later. The game will be just the third meeting between Navy and Wake For- est. Navy routed in a 1929 meeting. Wake got revenge in winning 52-24. The previous games also were in Annapolis. Today's game Staff Writer Bradley Peniston contrib- uted to this story. Streets to for Brigade of Midshipmen. A12 Navy vs. Wake 7 p.m. Navy- Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Can be purchased at the gate. for for end zone. Children under for end-zone seating. Ticket Of Home-opener for the 1-1 who are favored by a touchdown over wmtess Wake Forest The teams last met in when the visiting Deamon Deacons beat the 52-24 Top attorney rules against larger pension But former county worker still in line for the money ByBARTJANSEN StaffWriter Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. has ruled that a former county official shouldn't get a larger pension based on years of state a move that could cost But County Attorney Phillip F. Scheibe stands by his earlier decision that enriched a pension by nearly one-third for former public informa- tion officer Louise L. Hayman. The stalemate apparently leaves her scheduled to begin in three untouched. Mr. Scheibe determines county not the state attorney said spokes- man Lisa I. Hitter. think this is a situation where we agree to she said. Mr. Curran's decision is the latest twist in the most complicated dispute of the Appointed and Elected Offi- cials' Retirement Plan. The program closed in February 1994 because it was million under- funded for about 100 top officials. Taxpayers are bailing out the system. The dispute is over Ms. Hayman's effort to transfer three years and 10 months from a state retirement plan to raise her county benefits. She moved from the governor's press office to work as former county executive Robert R. Neall's spokes- man in 1990. She served the first 71 days with the county under contract before becoming a permanent staff member. Mr. Scheibe ruled March 29 that the contract didn't constitute a in whidi would have prevented her from counting the ywrt toward because she performed the same duties under contract as when she became perma- nent. But Auditor Teresa 0. Sutherland challenged his decision and suggested asking Mr. Curran's opinion. Mr. Scheibe refused. In stepped Del. John R. who described the case to Mr. Curran. In a reply to Mr. Leopold Mr. Curran said the contract consti- tuted a break because Ms. Hayman didn't belong to any pension program at that time. the term 'break in does not refer to the duties of but rather to the individual's relationship to the pen- sion system Mr. Cur- ran wrote. Mr. Leopold welcomed the deci- sion. it's good news for the he said. Despite the Ms. Hayman should expect the larger county officials said. Mr. Scheibe would defend his own opi- not Mr. if Ms. Hay- man's pension were challenged in Page In a fight for his life Edgewater man battles with insurer over costly marrow transplant By MICHAEL CODY South County Staff Writer When diagnosed with leukemia two vears Dana Justice was getting readv for a vacation in Myrtle Beach with his wife De- and three sons Against a doctor's they took their trip and on his return Mr. Justice bought a house in Edgewater's Woodland Beach wanted to leave the family with some said Mr. who on Thursday turned 48 Now he's hoping for a bone- marrow transplant that neither his 12.000 in savings nor his insurance Blue will cover has a chronic lymphocytic leukemia that is not curable with conven tional kinds of said Dr Carl Prefer director of hematologic oncology at the George town University Medical Center's Vincent Lom- Cancer Center People with Mr Justice's kind of leukemia can live for five. 10 or even 15 years. Dr FVeter said it is almost always the cause of death in people who have And a bone-marrow transplant is the only treatment bfitrmf Mr. Jwtice District of Columbia in August 1991 when he contracted a sore throat that wouldn't RO away. He soon WHS diagnosed hv metlinal but the seriousness of his condition didn't sink in until last July when chemotherapy got under Other including dm net resulted in a monthlong hospital stay in December Justice returned to work then retired in His straight hair fell out twice from chemo therapy It has been replaced bv a curly mop that Mr Justice isn't inclined to trim just enjoying having a head of he said smiling I was walking around here bald-headed It was too The house he bought has become a with Redskins memorabilia and a collection of beer steins lining a basement shelf Two grown boys are living at and on some days Mr Justice has the pleasure of supervising grandsons David. and 0 J He's reading a John Gn sham novel about a law student who fights for medical benefits for a seriously ill client And whenever a film about a cancer patient is on he and Mrs. Justice watch. know how they're Mr. Justice said of the movie both sit here and to make it happen. now I'm in he said. got to do it while I'm in remission Judy a spokesman for Blue said she wasn't allowed to discuss Mr Justice's case in detail But he's insured through his wife a federal and the federal government determines benefits for policy- holders she said Cross just administers the and transplants arc paid for only in specific she said pretty clear-cut Marc a Baltimore lawyer who looked into the claim on Mr Justice's believes Blue Cross probably won't pay for a transplant no clear evidence that bone-marrow transplants have a therapeutic in rases like Mr Rosen said a healthy debate The disagreement probably has a to do with the typical age of a chronic lymphocyiic leukemia said Mariana dlrec tor of public information for the Leukemia Society of America in New York Most of the people diagnosed each year are 50 or older They stand a fair with traditional of living about 10 years. marrow transplants are life- ethically it wai a that kill INSIDE School construc- tion budget up for debate. 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